23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III at Sotheby's New York, 10 september 2019

Lot 220. An exceptional and rare archaic green jade ceremonial blade (ge), Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly carved with the elongated yuan extending to a gently tapered tip, with a beveled edge on one side, the end finely incised with a band of lozenge patterns between triple lines, the nei pierced with an aperture and carved at the end with... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2019

Shang dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10 september 2019

Lot 122. A beige jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE). Length 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the flat shaft with beveled edges tapering to a curved point at one end, the opposite end indented at each side for attachment to a handle, pierced with an aperture, the stone a creamy beige color with wavy veins of translucent pale celadon. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 24th May 1983.Collection of Florence (1920-2018)... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3401. An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (144,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with bevelled edges tapering to an upward curving tip, centred with a raised ridge along the base of the offset tang to the sharp tip, pierced with an aperture, the stone of a mottled caramel-brown colour. Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo.Roger Keverne, London, 2004. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 353. A bronze dagger, ge, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The hilt cast as a stylized bird in profile, with clawed foot, upturned tail, hooked beak and crest ending in an animal head, the blade with median ridge extending the entire length, with greenish-grey patina and patches of malachite, cuprite and azurite encrustation. Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2019

Archaic Jade sold at Christie's New York, 17 september 2008

Lot 332. A rare opaque taupe jade blade, ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1200 BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long, slightly curved blade with beveled edges and a subtle median ridge extending the full length on both sides, with a hole drilled from one side piercing the tang which is carved with parallel notches, the grey-green stone altered to an attractive warm taupe color, one side of the tang with a... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Rare grande hache-poignard archaïque en bronze, Ge, Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.

Lot 22. Rare grande hache-poignard archaïque en bronze, Ge, Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.; Long. 45,1 cm; 17 3/4  in. Estimation: 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot. Vendu 32,500 €. Photo Sotheby's 2015  lame aux côtés légèrement courbés se terminant en pointe, chaque face avec une nervure médiane autour de laquelle s'épanouit un registre pointu reprenant la forme de la lame abritant des cloisons formant des motifs de leiwen, le motif des leiwen se répétant en plus... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Rare dague en bronze, Ge, Début de la dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux, ca. XIe-Xe siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 19. Rare dague en bronze, Ge, Début de la dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux, ca. XIe-Xe siècle avant J.-C.; Long. 30 cm; 11 7/8  in. Estimation: 4,000 — 6,000 €. Lot. Vendu 7,500 €. Photo Sotheby's 2015  la double lame pratiquement en angle droit, les bords intérieurs tranchants, les deux parties habillées d'une arête centrale en relief, se terminant en une petite ouverture circulaire sur la lame horizontale, la partie continuant la lame verticale rythmée de quatre... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Dague Archaïque en Bronze, Ge, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.

Lot 9. Dague Archaïque en Bronze, Ge, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.; Long. 29,5 cm. Estimation: 6,000 — 8,000 €. Lot. Vendu 13,750 €. Photo Sotheby's 2015 la lame légèrement asymétrique de section lenticulaire, avec deux petits ailerons entourant le nei percé, le manche recourbé décoré de chaque côté de fines cloisons curvilignes entourant un motif central circulaire suggérant un oeil elliptique, à l'origine incrustée, la pièce en grande... [Lire la suite]